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Sherwood Forest drive

Sherwood Nature Reserve

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding - Coffs Area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until at least Friday 1 July 2022 due to widespread flooding and severe weather as risk assessments and repairs are undertaken. 

Access to hard-roofed accommodation on-park remain open.

Access to campgrounds at Doon Goonge in Chaelundi National Park and Thungutti campgrounds in New England National Park have are open.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 7.00am to Tue 31 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 11.53am.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Tuesday 31 May 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in early March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall event causing dangerous conditions.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 16 Mar 2022, 11.05am to Tue 7 Jun 2022, 1.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 8.49am

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach campground closed due to flooding

Pebbly Beach campground is closed from Wednesday 16 March, re-opening Tuesday 24 May 2022, due to ongoing flooding. The closure will be re-assessed before the reopening. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 12.00pm to Tue 31 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Sandon backtrack closed due to flooding

Sandon backtrack in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to flooding.

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Applies from Wed 23 Mar 2022, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Ulidarra National Park road closures

The following roads are closed until at least 11 July 2022 due to wet conditions and road damage from severe storms, and no access with Forestry Corporation undertaking crossing works on Swans road:

  • Swans Road
  • Shelter Road

This closure may be extended depending on conditions and the progress of repairs.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 12.10pm to Wed 15 Mar 2023, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 2.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve from Wednesday 10 August 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Tue 2 Nov 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 11.46am

Closed areas: Woolgoolga Creek picnic area closed due to collapsed road

Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and Falls walking track are closed until further notice due to road collapse and walking track damage as a result of flooding. 

Geotechnical assessment and design repairs have been completed for the NPWS road sections, and works are scheduled for August-September 2022 as conditions dry.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 16 Mar 2022, 11.17am to Fri 23 Sep 2022, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 9.31am

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk partial closure due to landslips

Yuraygir coastal walk is closed until 23 September 2022 in the following areas due to landslips caused by flood damage:

  • From Angourie to Lake Arragan
  • From Wooli to Pebbly Beach

Assessment and repair works are underway but are weather dependent.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 10.04am

Closed areas: Suttons road closed due to storm damage

Suttons road is closed to vehicle traffic for safety reasons following a pavement collapse during recent wet weather.  Repairs will be scheduled as conditions dry out. Alternate access is via Granite Pit or McMullens Roads.

For further information please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.10pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding - Coffs Area

Most national parks and reserves in the Coffs Coast area are closed until at least Friday 1 July 2022 due to widespread flooding and severe weather as risk assessments and repairs are undertaken. 

Access to hard-roofed accommodation on-park remain open.

Access to campgrounds at Doon Goonge in Chaelundi National Park and Thungutti campgrounds in New England National Park have are open.

As parks, roads and other facilities are assessed as safe, they will be reopened. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are / may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds - 4WD vehicles only

Access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds is currently via Bacoongerie Road only. McPhillips Road is closed.

Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds are only accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. This includes water crossings which can change quickly depending on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 21 Mar 2022, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 May 2022, 10.53am

Closed areas: Areas and roads closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until at least 1 July 2022 due to severe wet weather and road damage. Repairs will be undertaken as conditions dry.

  • Binderray picnic area
  • Pine Road
  • Langleys Road
  • Urumbilum Creek Road

Bangalore Falls is accessible to 4WD vehicles via Range road.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 7.00am to Tue 31 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 May 2022, 11.53am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 2 May until Tuesday 31 May 2022, due to widespread damage following rainfall and flooding in early March 2022.

Many creek crossings, roads and trails are closed and impassable due to a severe rainfall event causing dangerous conditions.

This park will re-open as soon as it is safe, after assessments and remedial works occur. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 3.51pm

Safety alerts: Uneven surface proceed with care

Part of Wilsons Headland walking track is diverted due to surface scouring from recent severe weather events.

NPWS engaged geotechnical engineering advice and have diverted the walking track around the hazard.

 

For more information, contact the Grafton NPWS Office 02 6641 1500

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Applies from Thu 24 Mar 2022, 12.00pm to Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Mar 2022, 11.06am

Closed areas: Boorkoom campground closed

Boorkoom campground is closed for upgrades from 12pm Sunday 12 June until 9am Wednesday 29 June 2022.

There is no public access during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 11.44am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be conducted between 1 July 2020 until Thursday 30 June 2022.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 4.06pm

Other incidents: Road Closed Bosches Waterhole Road.

The Bosches Waterhole Road has been closed. Intense rainfall has caused a large area of soil to slump across the road. 

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.56pm

Other incidents: Bald Knob Tick Gate Road Closed

The Bald Knob Tick Gate Road is closed to all traffic. The road formation has been damaged in the Pidgeon Gully area by heavy rainfall.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/driving-routes/sherwood-forest-drive/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

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Emergency services

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